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The outdated ''By Date'' listings from the [[Timeline]] can be put here. This will keep the directory more concise while still providing documentation of past invite dates. We wouldn't want to go to all the work to organize the Timeline just to delete it when it gets old!  Please leave the old dates listed in the ''By Country'' portion of the Timeline.  
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Training is an essential part of Peace Corps service. The goal of the eleven-week program is to give you the skills and information you need to live and work effectively in Mali. In doing that, we build upon the experiences and expertise you bring to the Peace Corps. The program also gives you the opportunity to practice new skills as they apply to your work in Mali. We anticipate that you will approach training with an open mind, a desire to learn, and a willingness to become involved. Trainees officially become Volunteers only after successful completion of training.  
  
This is a page of archive of dates from [[Timeline]]. To see invitations by country see [[Departures by month]]
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You will receive training and orientation in components of language, cross-cultural communication, development issues, health and personal safety, and technical skills pertinent to your specific assignment. The skills you learn will serve as the foundation upon which you build your experience as a Peace Corps Volunteer.  
 
'''Please ''DO NOT DELETE'' any entries already on here. We are attempting to have a FULL archive, and by deleting you are destroying it.'''
 
  
Additional pages relating to invitation dates:<br>
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Upon arrival in Mali, you will go to Toubaniso, the Peace Corps training center about half an hour outside of Bamako.  After a brief orientation period, you will move into a host village within an hour of the training center. In the host village, you and other trainees (about 15 to a village) will live with a Malian host family for the majority of your training period, allowing you to gain hands-on experience in some of the new skills you are expected to acquire.
'''[[Timeline]]'''<br>
 
'''[[Departures by month]]'''<br>
 
'''[[Staging Cities]]'''<br>
 
'''[[Calculator|Placement Calculator]]'''<br>
 
  
==Invitations By Date==
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Training combines structured classroom study and independent study, with the maximum possible number of training hours spent out of the classroom. At the beginning of training, the training staff outlines the goals that each trainee must achieve before becoming a Volunteer and the assessment criteria that will be used to evaluate progress toward those goals. Evaluation of your performance during training is a continual process of dialogue between you and the training staff. After successful completion of pre-service training, you will be sworn in as a Volunteer and make final preparations for departure to your site.
  
''(Invitations from 2008 and up. Last updated March 1, 2011)''
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===Technical Training ===
  
[[January]] 3, 2008 = [[Guatemala]]<br>
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Technical training will prepare you to work in Mali by building on the skills you already have and by helping you develop new skills in a manner appropriate to the needs of the country.  The Peace Corps staff, Malian experts, and current Volunteers will conduct the training program. Training places great emphasis on learning how to transfer the skills you have to the community in which you will serve as a Volunteer.
January 3, 2008 = [[Mali]]<br>
 
January 3, 2008 = [[Nicaragua]]<br>
 
January 3, 2008 = [[Niger]]<br>
 
January 4, 2008 = [[Bolivia]]<br>
 
January 4, 2010 = [[Guatemala]]<br>
 
January 4, 2008 = [[South Africa]]<br>
 
January 4, 2008 = [[Thailand]]<br>
 
January 4, 2008 = [[Togo]]<br>
 
January 4, 2011 = [[Gambia, The]]<br>
 
January 4, 2011 = [[Guatemala]]<br>
 
January 6, 2009 = [[Guatemala]]<br>
 
January 8, 2011 = [[Thailand]]<br>
 
January 11, 2011 = [[Nicaragua]]<br>
 
January 11, 2011 = [[Panama]]<br>
 
January 16, 2010 = [[Thailand]]<br>
 
January 18, 2011 = [[El Salvador]]<br>
 
January 19, 2010 = [[Nicaragua]]<br>
 
January 20, 2009 = [[Nicaragua]]<br>
 
January 24, 2011 = [[South Africa]]<br>
 
January 26, 2009 = [[Rwanda]]<br>
 
January 26, 2009 = [[Thailand]]<br>
 
January 27, 2011 = [[Eastern Caribbean]]<br>
 
January 28, 2010 = [[South Africa]]<br>
 
January 31, 2011 = [[Mali]]<br>
 
January 31, 2011 = [[Zambia]]<br>
 
  
[[February]] 2, 2010 = [[El Salvador]]<br>
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Technical training will include sessions on the general economic and political environment in Mali and strategies for working within such a framework. You will review your technical sector’s goals and will meet with the Malian agencies and organizations that invited the Peace Corps to assist them.  You will be supported and evaluated throughout the training to build the confidence and skills you need to undertake your project activities and be a productive member of your community.
February 2, 2009 = [[South Africa]]<br>
 
February 2, 2011 = [[Ecuador]]<br>
 
February 2, 2011 = [Paraguay]]<br>
 
February 3, 2008 = [[Burkina Faso]]<br>
 
February 3, 2008 = [[Ecuador]]<br>
 
February 3, 2008 = [[Gambia, The]]<br>
 
February 3, 2008 = [[Paraguay]]<br>
 
February 4, 2008 = [[Costa Rica]]<br>
 
February 4, 2008 = [[Dominican Republic]]<br>
 
February 4, 2009 = [[El Salvador]]<br>
 
February 4, 2008 = [[Honduras]]<br>
 
February 4, 2008 = [[Madagascar]]<br>
 
February 4, 2008 = [[Malawi]]<br>
 
February 4, 2008 = [[Mexico]]<br>
 
February 4, 2008 = [[Moldova]]<br>
 
February 4, 2009 = [[Paraguay]]<br>
 
February 4, 2008 = [[Romania]]<br>
 
February 4, 2008 = [[Uganda]]<br>
 
February 4, 2008 = [[Zambia]]<br>
 
February 8, 2010 = [[Paraguay]]<br>
 
February 8, 2009 = [[Uganda]]<br>
 
February 8, 2010 = [[Uganda]]<br>
 
February 9, 2010 = [[Guyana]]<br>
 
February 9, 2011 = [[Uganda]]<br>
 
February 12, 2009 = [[Madagascar]]<br>
 
February 14, 2011 = [[Zambia]]<br>
 
February 15, 2009 = [[Eastern Caribbean]]<br>
 
February 15, 2010 = [[Eastern Caribbean]]<br>
 
February 15, 2011 = [[Guyana]]<br>
 
February 16, 2010 = [[Ecuador]]<br>
 
February 16, 2010 = [[Namibia]]<br>
 
February 17, 2009 = [[Zambia]]<br>
 
February 17, 2010 = [[Zambia]]<br>
 
February 18, 2009 = [[Namibia]]<br>
 
February 18, 2011 = [[Namibia]]<br>
 
February 22, 2009 = [[Guyana]]<br>
 
February 22, 2010 = [[Honduras]]<br>
 
February 22, 2011 = [[Honduras]]<br>
 
February 23, 2009 = [[Malawi]]<br>
 
February 23, 2010 = [[Rwanda]]<br>
 
February 24, 2009 = [[Eastern Caribbean]]<br>
 
February 24, 2009 = [[Ecuador]]<br>
 
February 24, 2009 = [[Honduras]]<br>
 
February 24, 2010 = [[Malawi]]<br>
 
February 26, 2009 = [[Senegal]]<br>
 
February 27, 2011 = [[Malawi]]<br>
 
February 28, 2009 = [[Morocco]]<br>
 
February 28, 2011 = [[Costa Rica]]<br>
 
February 28, 2011 = [[Madagascar]]<br>
 
  
[[March]] 1, 2010 = [[Costa Rica]]<br>
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===Language Training ===
March 1, 2010 = [[Madagascar]]<br>
 
March 1, 2010 = [[Morocco]]<br>
 
March 1, 2011 = [[Dominican Republic]]<br>
 
March 2, 2010 = [[Dominican Republic]]<br>
 
March 3, 2008 = [[El Salvador]]<br>
 
March 3, 2009 = [[Mexico]]<br>
 
March 3, 2008 = [[Morocco]]<br>
 
March 3, 2008 = [[Philippines]]<br>
 
March 4, 2008 = [[Albania]]<br>
 
March 4, 2008 = [[Belize]]<br>
 
March 4, 2009 = [[Dominican Republic]]<br>
 
March 4, 2008 = [[Mexico]]<br>
 
March 4, 2008 = [[Senegal]]<br>
 
March 4, 2008 = [[Ukraine]]<br>
 
March 7, 2011 = [[Senegal]]<br>
 
March 8, 2010 = [[Senegal]]<br>
 
March 9, 2011 = [[Kazakhstan]]<br>
 
March 11, 2009 = [[Costa Rica]]<br>
 
March 14, 2011 = [[Albania]]<br>
 
March 14, 2011 = [[Mexico]]<br>
 
March 14, 2011 = [[Morocco]]<br>
 
March 15, 2010 = [[Indonesia]]<br>
 
March 17, 2010 = [[Albania]]<br>
 
March 17, 2009 = [[Jamaica]]<br>
 
March 17, 2010 = [[Jamaica]]<br>
 
March 18, 2009 = [[Albania]]<br>
 
March 21, 2011 = [[Morocco]]<br>
 
March 21, 2011 = [[Ukraine]]<br>
 
March 23, 2010 = [[Turkmenistan]]<br>
 
March 23, 2011 = [[Belize]]<br>
 
March 24, 2010 = [[Belize]]<br>
 
March 25, 2011 = [[Kyrgyz Republic]]<br>
 
March 26, 2009 = [[Kyrgyz Republic]]<br>
 
March 26, 2010 = [[Kyrgyz Republic]]<br>
 
March 28, 2011 = [[Ukraine]]<br>
 
  
March 28, 2011 = [[Bulgaria]]<br>
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As a Peace Corps Volunteer, you will find that language skills are the key to personal and professional satisfaction during your service. These skills are critical to your job performance, they help you integrate into your community, and they can ease your personal adaptation to the new surroundings.  Therefore, language training is the heart of the training program, and you must successfully meet minimum language requirements to complete training and become a Volunteer.
March 29, 2010 = [[Ukraine]]<br>
 
March 30, 2009 = [[Ukraine]]<br>
 
  
[[April]] 1, 2011 = [[Botswana]]<br>
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Trainees initially focus on French and generally move on to study a local language once they have achieved the required level of French. Malian language instructors teach formal language classes five days a week in small groups of four to five people.
April 3, 2008 = [[Bulgaria]]<br>
 
April 3, 2008 = [[Vanuatu]]<br>
 
April 4, 2008 = [[Botswana]]<br>
 
April 4, 2008 = [[Guatemala]]<br>
 
April 4, 2008 = [[Kyrgyz Republic]]<br>
 
April 4, 2008 = [[Panama]]<br>
 
April 4, 2011 = [[Indonesia]]<br>
 
April 10, 2010 = [[Botswana]]<br>
 
April 16, 2009 = [[Botswana]]<br>
 
April 20, 2010 = [[Panama]]<br>
 
April 21, 2009 = [[Panama]]<br>
 
April 25, 2011 = [[Georgia]]<br>
 
April 26, 2010 = [[Georgia]]<br>
 
April 26, 2011 = [[Panama]]<br>
 
  
April 20, 2011 = [[Romania]]<br>
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Your language training will incorporate a community-based approach. In addition to classroom time, you will be given assignments to work on outside of the classroom and with your host family. The goal is to get you to a point of basic social communication skills so that you can practice and develop language skills further on your own. Prior to being sworn in as a Volunteer, you will work on strategies to continue language studies during your service.
April 27, 2011 = [[Guatemala]]<br>
 
April 28, 2010 = [[Guatemala]]<br>
 
April 28, 2009 = [[Guatemala]]<br>
 
  
[[May]] 3, 2011 = [[Suriname]]<br>
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===Cross-Cultural Training ===
May 4, 2011 = [[Rwanda]]<br>
 
May 5, 2008 = [[Nicaragua]]<br>
 
May 10, 2010 = [[Bulgaria]]<br>
 
May 10, 2008 = [[Kenya]]<br>
 
May 10, 2011 = [[Nicaragua]]<br>
 
May 11, 2010 = [[Nicaragua]]<br>
 
May 12, 2009 = [[Nicaragua]]<br>
 
May 14, 2008 = [[Suriname]]<br>
 
May 14, 2009 = [[Suriname]]<br>
 
May 17, 2011 = [[Fiji]]<br>
 
May 18, 2008 = [[Fiji]]<br>
 
May 18, 2010 = [[Romania]]<br>
 
May 19, 2009 = [[Bulgaria]]<br>
 
May 19, 2009 = [[Fiji]]<br>
 
May 19, 2010 = [[Fiji]]<br>
 
May 19, 2008 = [[Romania]]<br>
 
May 22, 2008 = [[Malawi]]<br>
 
May 23, 2011 = [[Ethiopia]]<br>
 
May 23, 2011 = [[Burkina Faso]]<br>
 
May 24, 2010 = [[Kenya]]<br>
 
May 25, 2011 = [[Paraguay]]<br>
 
May 26, 2008 = [[Guyana]]<br>
 
May 26, 2009 = [[Paraguay]]<br>
 
May 26, 2011 = [[Armenia]]<br>
 
May 27, 2008 = [[Paraguay]]<br>
 
May 27, 2010 = [[Armenia]]<br>
 
May 28, 2008 = [[Armenia]]<br>
 
May 28, 2009 = [[Armenia]]<br>
 
May 28, 2009 = [[Malawi]]<br>
 
May 28, 2009 = [[Romania]]<br>
 
May 29, 2011 = [[Georgia]] (response only)<br>
 
May 30, 2008 = [[Mongolia]]<br>
 
May 30, 2011 = [[Kenya]]<br>
 
May 31, 2011 = [[Lesotho]]<br>
 
May 31, 2011 = [[Mozambique]]<br>
 
  
[[June]] 1, 2009 = [[Kenya]]<br>
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The experience of living with a Malian host family is designed to ease your transition to life at your site. Families go through an orientation conducted by Peace Corps staff to explain the purpose of pre-service training and to assist them in helping you adapt to living in Mali. Many Volunteers form strong and lasting friendships with their training host families.
June 1, 2008 = [[South Africa]]<br>
 
June 1, 2010 = [[Ghana]] <br>
 
June 1, 2010 = [[Paraguay]] <br>
 
June 1, 2010 = [[Lesotho]] <br>
 
June 1, 2011 = [[Cameroon]]<br>
 
June 2, 2010 = [[Cameroon]] <br>
 
June 2, 2010 = [[Sierra Leone]] <br>
 
June 2, 2009 = [[Ghana]]<br>
 
June 2, 2008 = [[Lesotho]]<br>
 
June 2, 2009 = [[Lesotho]]<br>
 
June 2, 2008 = [[Samoa]]<br>
 
June 2, 2009 = [[Togo]]<br>
 
June 2, 2011 = [[Mongolia]]<br>
 
June 2, 2011 = [[Togo]]<br>
 
June 3, 2010 = [[Togo]] <br>
 
June 3, 2010 = [[Mongolia]] <br>
 
June 4, 2008 = [[Cameroon]]<br>
 
June 4, 2009 = [[Cameroon]]<br>
 
June 4, 2009 = [[Peru]]<br>
 
June 4, 2008 = [[Togo]]<br>
 
June 5, 2008 = [[Peru]]<br>
 
June 6, 2011 = [[Ghana]]<br>
 
June 7, 2008 = [[Ghana]]<br>
 
June 8, 2008 = [[Burkina Faso]]<br>
 
June 8, 2008 = [[Madagascar]]<br>
 
June 8, 2008 = [[Moldova]]<br>
 
June 8, 2008 = [[Tanzania]]<br>
 
June 8, 2010 = [[Moldova]] <br>
 
June 8, 2011 = [[Liberia]]<br>
 
June 9, 2010 = [[Burkina Faso]] <br>
 
June 9, 2009 = [[Burkina Faso]]<br>
 
June 9, 2008 = [[Kenya]]<br>
 
June 9, 2011 = [[Peru]]<br>
 
June 10, 2009 = [[Moldova]]<br>
 
June 10, 2010 = [[Peru]] <br>
 
June 12, 2009 = [[Mongolia]]<br>
 
June 13, 2008 = [[Georgia]]<br>
 
June 13, 2011 = [[Tanzania]]<br>
 
June 14, 2009 = [[Tanzania]]<br>
 
June 14, 2010 = [[Tanzania]] <br>
 
June 14, 2011 = [[Malawi]]<br>
 
June 15, 2010 = [[Ecuador]] <br>
 
June 15, 2009 = [[Ecuador]]<br>
 
June 15, 2009 = [[Georgia]]<br>
 
June 15, 2009 = [[Madagascar]]<br>
 
June 16, 2008 = [[Ecuador]]<br>
 
June 16, 2009 = [[Mauritania]]<br>
 
June 17, 2008 = [[Zambia]]<br>
 
June 18, 2008 = [[Mauritania]]<br>
 
June 20, 2011 = [[Burkina Faso]]<br>
 
June 21, 2008 = [[Uganda]]<br>
 
June 21, 2010 = [[Burkina Faso]] <br>
 
June 22, 2010 = [[Honduras]] <br>
 
June 22, 2009 = [[Swaziland]]<br>
 
June 23, 2008 = [[Swaziland]]<br>
 
June 25, 2010 = [[Swaziland]] <br>
 
June 28, 2008 = [[China]]<br>
 
June 28, 2008 = [[Jordan]]<br>
 
June 29, 2009 = [[China]]<br>
 
June 29, 2010 = [[Gambia, The]]<br>
 
June 29, 2010 = [[China]]<br>
 
June 29, 2011 = [[China]]<br>
 
June 30, 2008 = [[Gambia, The]]<br>
 
June 30, 2009 = [[Honduras]]<br>
 
  
[[July]] 1, 2008 = [[Benin]]<br>
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Cross-cultural and community development training will help you improve your communication skills and understand your role as a facilitator of development. You will be exposed to topics such as community mobilization, conflict resolution, gender and development, nonformal and adult education strategies, and political structures.
July 1, 2010 = [[Mali]]<br>
 
July 1, 2010 = [[Malawi]]<br>
 
July 3, 2008 = [[Jamaica]]<br>
 
July 3, 2008 = [[Kyrgyz Republic]]<br>
 
July 5, 2008 = [[Mongolia]]<br>
 
July 6, 2008 = [[Guinea]]<br>
 
July 6, 2009 = [[Guinea]]<br>
 
July 7, 2008 = [[El Salvador]]<br>
 
July 7, 2008 = [[Honduras]]<br>
 
July 7, 2008 = [[Mali]]<br>
 
July 7, 2009 = [[Mali]]<br>
 
July 7, 2008 = [[Niger]]<br>
 
July 7, 2010 = [[Niger]]<br>
 
July 7, 2010 = [[Liberia]]<br>
 
July 12, 2008 = [[South Africa]]<br>
 
July 12, 2010 = [[South Africa]]<br>
 
July 14, 2009 = [[Cape Verde]]<br>
 
July 14, 2010 = [[Benin]]<br>
 
July 15, 2008 = [[Cape Verde]]<br>
 
July 15, 2008 = [[Kenya]]<br>
 
July 15, 2010 = [[Cape Verde]]<br>
 
July 19, 2008 = [[Cambodia]]<br>
 
July 19, 2010 = [[Cambodia]]<br>
 
July 19, 2010 = [[Madagascar]]<br>
 
July 19, 2010 = [[Zambia]]<br>
 
July 20, 2009 = [[Cambodia]]<br>
 
July 20, 2010 = [[El Salvador]]<br>
 
July 21, 2008 = [[Benin]]<br>
 
July 21, 2009 = [[South Africa]]<br>
 
July 23, 2008 = [[Zambia]]<br>
 
July 25, 2008 = [[Bulgaria]]<br>
 
July 29, 2008 = [[Guatemala]]<br>
 
July 29, 2008 = [[Malawi]]<br>
 
  
[[August]] 3, 2008 = [[Kiribati]]<br>
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===Health Training ===
August 4, 2009 = [[Uganda]]<br>
 
August 6, 2008 = [[Uganda]]<br>
 
August 9, 2010 = [[Uganda]] <br>
 
August 9 , 2010 = [[Senegal]] <br>
 
August 10, 2010 = [[Guatemala]] <br>
 
August 10, 2009 = [[Guatemala]]<br>
 
August 11, 2008 = [[Guatemala]]<br>
 
August 11, 2008 = [[Panama]]<br>
 
August 11, 2009 = [[Panama]]<br>
 
August 13, 2008 = [[Philippines]]<br>
 
August 17, 2008 = [[Kazakhstan]]<br>
 
August 17, 2010 = [[Namibia]] <br>
 
August 17, 2010 = [[Panama]] <br>
 
August 17, 2010 = [[Mexico]] <br>
 
August 18, 2010 = [[Kazakhstan]] <br>
 
August 18, 2010 = [[Dominican Republic]] <br>
 
August 18, 2008 = [[Belize]]<br>
 
August 18, 2009 = [[Dominican Republic]]<br>
 
August 18, 2009 = [[Namibia]]<br>
 
August 19, 2009 = [[Belize]]<br>
 
August 19, 2008 = [[Dominican Republic]]<br>
 
August 19, 2009 = [[Kazakhstan]]<br>
 
August 19, 2010 = [[Philippines]] <br>
 
August 20, 2009 = [[Philippines]]<br>
 
August 20, 2008 = [[Zambia]]<br>
 
August 23, 2010 = [[Eastern Caribbean]] <br>
 
August 25, 2008 = [[China]]<br>
 
August 25, 2008 = [[Eastern Caribbean]]<br>
 
August 29, 2011 = [[Senegal]]<br>
 
August 29, 2011 = [[Mexico]]<br>
 
August 31, 2010 = [[Nicaragua]] <br>
 
  
[[September]] 1, 2009 = [[Mexico]]<br>
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During pre-service training, you will be given basic medical training and information. You will be expected to practice preventive healthcare and to take responsibility for your own health by adhering to all medical policies. Trainees are required to attend all medical sessions. The topics include preventive health measures and minor and major medical issues that you might encounter while in Mali. Nutrition, mental health, safety and security, setting up a safe living compound, and how to avoid HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDS) are also covered.
September 1, 2008 = [[Nicaragua]]<br>
 
September 1, 2010 = [[Micronesia and Palau]] <br>
 
September 2, 2008 = [[Panama]]<br>
 
September 3, 2009 = [[Micronesia and Palau]]<br>
 
September 5, 2008 = [[Morocco]]<br>
 
September 7, 2009 = [[Morocco]]<br>
 
September 8, 2008 = [[Senegal]]<br>
 
September 9, 2009 = [[Peru]]<br>
 
September 10, 2008 = [[Micronesia and Palau]]<br>
 
September 10, 2008 = [[Peru]]<br>
 
September 10, 2010 = [[Macedonia]] <br>
 
September 10, 2010 = [[Vanuatu]] <br>
 
September 12, 2009 = [[Vanuatu]]<br>
 
September 13, 2010 = [[Ethiopia]] <br>
 
September 13, 2010 = [[Morocco]] <br>
 
September 14, 2008 = [[El Salvador]]<br>
 
September 14, 2009 = [[Macedonia]]<br>
 
September 14, 2008 = [[Tanzania]]<br>
 
September 15, 2009 = [[Cameroon]]<br>
 
September 15, 2010 = [[Cameroon]] <br>
 
September 16, 2010 = [[Peru]] <br>
 
September 16, 2010 = [[Togo]] <br>
 
September 16, 2009 = [[Togo]]<br>
 
September 17, 2008 = [[Togo]]<br>
 
September 17, 2008 = [[Vanuatu]]<br>
 
September 17, 2010 = [[Ukraine]] <br>
 
September 20, 2008 = [[Cameroon]]<br>
 
September 20, 2010 = [[Tanzania]] <br>
 
September 21, 2008 = [[Azerbaijan]]<br>
 
September 21, 2009 = [[Tanzania]]<br>
 
September 22, 2008 = [[Paraguay]]<br>
 
September 23, 2009 = [[Malawi]]<br>
 
September 23, 2009 = [[Paraguay]]<br>
 
September 23, 2010 = [[Azerbaijan]] <br>
 
September 24, 2010 = [[Ukraine]]<br>
 
September 25, 2008 = [[Ukraine]]<br>
 
September 25, 2009 = [[Ukraine]]<br>
 
September 26, 2008 = [[Macedonia]]<br>
 
September 26, 2008 = [[Malawi]]<br>
 
September 27, 2008 = [[Ghana]]<br>
 
September 27, 2010 = [[Mozambique]] <br>
 
September 28, 2008 = [[Madagascar]]<br>
 
September 28, 2009 = [[Mozambique]]<br>
 
September 28, 2009 = [[Turkmenistan]]<br>
 
September 29, 2009 = [[Azerbaijan]]<br>
 
September 29, 2008 = [[Mozambique]]<br>
 
September 29, 2008 = [[Turkmenistan]]<br>
 
September 29, 2010 = [[Paraguay]] <br>
 
September 30, 2010 = [[Turkmenistan]] <br>
 
  
[[October]] 4, 2009 = [[Ethiopia]]<br>
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===Safety Training ===
October 4, 2010 = [[Costa Rica]] <br>
 
October 5, 2010 = [[Tonga]] <br>
 
October 5, 2010 = [[Samoa]] <br>
 
October 6, 2009 = [[Rwanda]]<br>
 
October 6, 2009 = [[Samoa]]<br>
 
October 6, 2009 = [[Tonga]]<br>
 
October 7, 2008 = [[Niger]]<br>
 
October 7, 2008 = [[Samoa]]<br>
 
October 7, 2008 = [[Tonga]]<br>
 
October 11, 2010 = [[Kenya]] <br>
 
October 12, 2008 = [[Burkina Faso]]<br>
 
October 12, 2008 = [[Ghana]]<br>
 
October 13, 2010 = [[Burkina Faso]]<br>
 
October 18, 2010 = [[Niger]]<br>
 
October 19, 2010 = [[Rwanda]]<br>
 
October 20, 2009 = [[Niger]]<br>
 
October 22, 2009 = [[Jordan]]<br>
 
October 22, 2010 = [[Jordan]]<br>
 
  
[[November]] 2, 2009 = [[Kenya]]<br>
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During the safety training sessions, you will learn how to adopt a lifestyle that reduces your risks at home, at work, and during your travels. You will also learn appropriate, effective strategies for coping with unwanted attention and about your individual responsibility for promoting safety throughout your service.
November 3, 2008 = [[Gambia, The]]<br>
 
November 3, 2008 = [[Kenya]]<br>
 
November 4, 2008 = [[Namibia]]<br>
 
November 9, 2009 = [[Gambia, The]]<br>
 
November 10, 2008 = [[Lesotho]]<br>
 
November 10, 2009 = [[Lesotho]]<br>
 
November 30, 2009 = [[Guinea]]<br>
 
  
[[December]] 1, 2008 = [[Guinea]]<br>
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===Additional Trainings During Volunteer Service ===
December 2, 2008 = [[Ethiopia]]<br>
 
  
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In its commitment to institutionalize quality training, the Peace Corps has implemented a training system that provides Volunteers with continual opportunities to examine their commitment to Peace Corps service while increasing their technical and cross-cultural skills. The titles and objectives for those trainings are as follows:
  
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* In-service training: Provides opportunities for Volunteers to upgrade their technical, language, and project development skills while sharing their experiences and reaffirming their commitment after having served for three to six months.
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* Close of service conference: Prepares Volunteers for the future after Peace Corps service and reviews their respective projects and personal experiences. The number, length, and design of these trainings are adapted to country-specific needs and conditions. The key to the training system is that training events are integrated and interrelated, from the pre-departure orientation through the end of your service, and are planned, implemented, and evaluated cooperatively by the training staff, Peace Corps staff, and Volunteers.
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Pre-service training will probably be the most intense period of your Peace Corps service, as you will need to gain the knowledge and experience necessary to successfully serve as a Volunteer in just 10 weeks. While the training period will be extremely busy, it should also be a time of excitement, discovery, and self-fulfillment. The effort and challenges of adapting to a new culture will draw on your reserves of patience and humor but will be handsomely rewarded with a sense of belonging among new friends.
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See also:
Pre-Departure Checklist
Staging Timeline

For information see Welcomebooks

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Training is an essential part of Peace Corps service. The goal of the eleven-week program is to give you the skills and information you need to live and work effectively in Mali. In doing that, we build upon the experiences and expertise you bring to the Peace Corps. The program also gives you the opportunity to practice new skills as they apply to your work in Mali. We anticipate that you will approach training with an open mind, a desire to learn, and a willingness to become involved. Trainees officially become Volunteers only after successful completion of training.

You will receive training and orientation in components of language, cross-cultural communication, development issues, health and personal safety, and technical skills pertinent to your specific assignment. The skills you learn will serve as the foundation upon which you build your experience as a Peace Corps Volunteer.

Upon arrival in Mali, you will go to Toubaniso, the Peace Corps training center about half an hour outside of Bamako. After a brief orientation period, you will move into a host village within an hour of the training center. In the host village, you and other trainees (about 15 to a village) will live with a Malian host family for the majority of your training period, allowing you to gain hands-on experience in some of the new skills you are expected to acquire.

Training combines structured classroom study and independent study, with the maximum possible number of training hours spent out of the classroom. At the beginning of training, the training staff outlines the goals that each trainee must achieve before becoming a Volunteer and the assessment criteria that will be used to evaluate progress toward those goals. Evaluation of your performance during training is a continual process of dialogue between you and the training staff. After successful completion of pre-service training, you will be sworn in as a Volunteer and make final preparations for departure to your site.

Technical Training

Technical training will prepare you to work in Mali by building on the skills you already have and by helping you develop new skills in a manner appropriate to the needs of the country. The Peace Corps staff, Malian experts, and current Volunteers will conduct the training program. Training places great emphasis on learning how to transfer the skills you have to the community in which you will serve as a Volunteer.

Technical training will include sessions on the general economic and political environment in Mali and strategies for working within such a framework. You will review your technical sector’s goals and will meet with the Malian agencies and organizations that invited the Peace Corps to assist them. You will be supported and evaluated throughout the training to build the confidence and skills you need to undertake your project activities and be a productive member of your community.

Language Training

As a Peace Corps Volunteer, you will find that language skills are the key to personal and professional satisfaction during your service. These skills are critical to your job performance, they help you integrate into your community, and they can ease your personal adaptation to the new surroundings. Therefore, language training is the heart of the training program, and you must successfully meet minimum language requirements to complete training and become a Volunteer.

Trainees initially focus on French and generally move on to study a local language once they have achieved the required level of French. Malian language instructors teach formal language classes five days a week in small groups of four to five people.

Your language training will incorporate a community-based approach. In addition to classroom time, you will be given assignments to work on outside of the classroom and with your host family. The goal is to get you to a point of basic social communication skills so that you can practice and develop language skills further on your own. Prior to being sworn in as a Volunteer, you will work on strategies to continue language studies during your service.

Cross-Cultural Training

The experience of living with a Malian host family is designed to ease your transition to life at your site. Families go through an orientation conducted by Peace Corps staff to explain the purpose of pre-service training and to assist them in helping you adapt to living in Mali. Many Volunteers form strong and lasting friendships with their training host families.

Cross-cultural and community development training will help you improve your communication skills and understand your role as a facilitator of development. You will be exposed to topics such as community mobilization, conflict resolution, gender and development, nonformal and adult education strategies, and political structures.

Health Training

During pre-service training, you will be given basic medical training and information. You will be expected to practice preventive healthcare and to take responsibility for your own health by adhering to all medical policies. Trainees are required to attend all medical sessions. The topics include preventive health measures and minor and major medical issues that you might encounter while in Mali. Nutrition, mental health, safety and security, setting up a safe living compound, and how to avoid HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDS) are also covered.

Safety Training

During the safety training sessions, you will learn how to adopt a lifestyle that reduces your risks at home, at work, and during your travels. You will also learn appropriate, effective strategies for coping with unwanted attention and about your individual responsibility for promoting safety throughout your service.

Additional Trainings During Volunteer Service

In its commitment to institutionalize quality training, the Peace Corps has implemented a training system that provides Volunteers with continual opportunities to examine their commitment to Peace Corps service while increasing their technical and cross-cultural skills. The titles and objectives for those trainings are as follows:

  • In-service training: Provides opportunities for Volunteers to upgrade their technical, language, and project development skills while sharing their experiences and reaffirming their commitment after having served for three to six months.
  • Close of service conference: Prepares Volunteers for the future after Peace Corps service and reviews their respective projects and personal experiences. The number, length, and design of these trainings are adapted to country-specific needs and conditions. The key to the training system is that training events are integrated and interrelated, from the pre-departure orientation through the end of your service, and are planned, implemented, and evaluated cooperatively by the training staff, Peace Corps staff, and Volunteers.